Mum Raluca Tagani, 29, to appear in Belfast court accused of murdering eight-week-old son Liam O’Keefe and trying to kill two-year-old daughter

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Enterprise News and Pictures 29/7/21 Pic shows: Raluca Tagani, 29, originally from Romania, who is pictured for the first time tonight following her arrest on suspicion of murdering her eight-week-old son Liam O'Keefe in Belfast. Liam was stabbed to death at a house in the Ardoyne region of the Northern Irish capital city on Tuesday night. Tagani is also accused of stabbing her two-year-old daughter, who was found in a critical condition and is being treated for her wounds in hospital where she is now stable. Tagani was taken to hospital after the stabbings and police confirmed today that she has since been released into police custody for questioning. Tagani is pictured here on her "open" Facebook page. See story...

Mum Raluca Tagani, 29, originally from Romania, is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court later today on suspicion of murdering her eight-week-old son Liam O’Keefe in Belfast.

Liam was stabbed to death at a house in the Ardoyne region of the Northern Irish capital city on Tuesday night.

Eight-week-old Liam O’Keefe, who was stabbed to death in Belfast

Tagani has been charged with murdering baby Liam and is also accused of trying to kill her two-year-old daughter by stabbing her. The child was found in a critical condition and has been treated for her wounds in hospital where her condition has been described as stable. Tagani was taken to hospital after the stabbings and police later confirmed that she had since been released into police custody for questioning. She was later charged with murder and attempted murder.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland tweeted overnight: “Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team investigating the murder of Liam O’Keefe, have charged a 29-year-old woman with his murder.

“She has also been charged with the attempted murder of a young child and is set to appear before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Friday 30th July.”

PSNI’s Detective Chief Inspector Chris Millar added in a tweet: “The other young child injured during this incident remains in hospital where her condition is described as stable.

Raluca Tagani and Liam O’Keefe snr

“I would like to thank the local community for their unwavering support and patience while we continue our investigation into the tragic events of Tuesday evening and I continue to ask that anyone who has any information to contact us.”

Eight-week-old Liam O’Keefe

Liam O’Keefe snr, the father of the deceased eight-week-old Liam O’Keefe, was in England when the children were allegedly stabbed by their mother.

Liam O’Keefe snr, father of eight-week-old son Liam O’Keefe (centre), who was stabbed to death in Belfast

He rushed back to Northern Ireland after hearing the terrible news about his children where he attended a vigil on Thursday and spoke to his local community.

Raluca Tagani and Liam O’Keefe snr

Belfast Live reports he said at the vigil: “To all the neighbours and the full community for all their help and support, I really appreciate it all. Holding this vigil means the world to me. I am truly heartbroken but it gives me the strength to know you are all giving so much love and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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